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Telstra today announced it will deliver additional capacity on the UNITY cable route by adding new 100 Gigabit per second submarine cable technology.

UNITY is a key Trans-Pacific route for Telstra to service customers in and out of the Asia Pacific region and will form one of the core routes for its transmission and IP backbone worldwide. The new 100G technology provides the scalability and diversity to meet the increasing business demands of Telstra’s Trans-Pacific and Asia Pacific customers.

Unity will be one of the first Trans-Pacific cables to be equipped with 100G technology and today’s announcement represents a breakthrough in optimising 100G transmission over the 9,600km route from Japan to USA.

Telstra President and Managing Director Mr Martijn Blanken said this announcement demonstrated Telstra’s commitment to continually developing its network to meet customers’ requirements.

“This is just one of the many projects we are working on to ensure our network is always growing, improving and providing world class services. Our customers can be certain that by using the Telstra network they have the best telecommunications technology at their fingertips,” Mr Blanken said.

“Our job, as a trusted network supplier, is to ensure we are adapting and creating capacity where it is required. Demand for network services in the Asia Pacific region is growing exponentially. We are always working to deliver new technologies to ensure we have a strong connected Asia.”

UNITY is a five fibre pair Trans-Pacific cable system linking Chikura cable station in Japan and One Wilshire, the premier carrier building in Los Angeles. This investment aims to meet the growing bandwidth demands and business requirements of Telstra’s customers across Asia, Australia and the USA.